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Guitars for Beginners

The first thing to understand if you are starting out in guitar is that there are three basic types of guitar:

What is a Classical Guitar?

Also called nylon-string guitars, this is the type approved in most school music programs. They are perfect guitars for beginners and small children because the strings are soft. They also come in 3/4, 1/2 and even tiny 1/4 size, great for all ages. They are inexpensive and can also take a few bumps from the little-ies.

What is an Acoustic Guitar?

The most popular guitar for adults, they have steel strings which may suit slightly older kids and adults. They produce a loud, resonant sound popular in country, pop and rock music and they go great with singing along.

What is an Electric Guitar?

An electric guitar usually has a thinner body and is played through an amplifier. This means you can turn it up (or down). You can buy packs that include the guitar and the amplifier, and even a whole bunch of accessories like a strap, picks, capo and more. They produce the rocky sounds used in rock and metal bands and would be the best choice for a person who thinks they want to be in a band and play guitar solos.

Browse this section to choose a guitar that's ideal for a beginner.

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What Is the Difference Between Classical, Acoustic and Electric Guitars?

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Squier Classic Vibe 70s Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar MN 3-Colour Sunburst

The Classic Vibe ‘70s Telecaster® Custom is a faithful nod to the 1970s evolution of the Tele®, creating incredible tone courtesy of the Fender-Designed alnico single-coil and Wide Range humbucking pickups.
$649.00
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Epiphone Les Paul Junior Electric Guitar - Tobacco Burst

The Les Paul Junior is part of Epiphone’s new Inspired by Gibson Collection and is based on the 1950s classic that has been a staple of rock for over six decades. Featuring a Mahogany body in Vintage Tobacco Sunburst finish, a single dogear P-90 PRO™ single coil pickup, a Lightning Bar wrap around bridge, and Epiphone Deluxe Vintage tuners.
$728.00
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Gretsch G2215-P90 Streamline Junior Jet Club Electric Guitar with Laurel Fingerboard in Single Barrel Stain

An exciting new addition to the Streamliner™ Collection, the G2215-P90 Streamliner Junior Jet™ Club is a stylish workhouse that’s ready to brawl.
$549.00
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Squier Bullet Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar - Laurel Fretboard - Black

Designed for players seeking an affordable, stylish and versatile instrument, the Bullet® Stratocaster® HSS sports the classic looks and tone that made the Strat® one of the most popular guitars of all time. Highlights include a thin and lightweight body, an easy-to-play “C”-shaped neck profile, a humbucking bridge and single-coil neck and middle pickups with five-way switching for sonic variety, and a tremolo bridge for expressive string-bending effects.
$249.00
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Epiphone Les Paul SL Electric Guitar Pacific Blue

Epiphone presents the 2017 Les Paul SL™, the most affordable 2-pickup Les Paul ever made with a slim lightweight Poplar body with powerful Epiphone Ceramic pickups.
$259.00
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Epiphone Les Paul SL Electric Guitar Sunset Yellow

Epiphone presents the 2017 Les Paul SL™, the most affordable 2-pickup Les Paul ever made with a slim lightweight Poplar body with powerful Epiphone Ceramic pickups.
$259.00
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LTD EC-256 Eclipse Electric Guitar in Cobalt Blue

The EC-256FM is the perfect evidence that a great guitar doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive.
$795.00
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Ashton AG232 Electric Guitar (Sunburst)

The Ashton AG232 is a fantastic, traditionally styled Electric Guitar designed to get you playing in no time. With 5 different selectable pickup positions, this is a truly versatile guitar.
$199.00
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Squier Bullet Mustang HH Electric Guitar - Laurel Fretboard - Sonic Grey

Designed for players seeking an affordable, stylish and versatile instrument, the Bullet® Mustang® HH is a tonal powerhouse that punches above its weight. Highlights include a thin and lightweight body, an easy-to-play “C”-shaped neck profile and a short 24” scale length that is great for small hands. This model also boasts a pair of humbucking pickups with three-way switching for sonic variety, and a string-through-body hardtail bridge for reliable tuning stability.
$279.00
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Epiphone SG Special VE Electric Guitar Vintage Worn Walnut

The new Epiphone SG-Special VE™ is a great way for new players to discover a rock classic at a price anyone can afford. Featuring Epiphone open-coil humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets and available in five beautiful Vintage Worn finishes.
$399.00
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Ashton Joey Backstage BK Mini Electric Guitar Black

A Compact 3/4 Sized 24-Fret Arch Top Electric, perfect for players looking for a lighter and smaller guitar option.
$219.00
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SX Essex Electric Guitar Pack in Candy Apple Red

SX - Vintage style electric guitar. Traditional 60's style solid basswood body. Candy Apple Red.
$225.00
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Cort G100 Open Pore Electric Guitar in Walnut

The G Series represents a logical evolution of the term "vintage".
$249.00
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Kramer Focus VT211S Electric Guitar in Pewter Gray

The Kramer Focus VT-211S is part of the Kramer Original Collection and is an ideal way to start your Kramer story! Featuring two powerful Kramer Alnico 5 SC-1 singlecoil pickups, a Kramer Alnico 5 humbucker, a 5-way pickup selector switch, and a Kramer Traditional tremolo.
$299.00
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Kramer Focus VT211S Electric Guitar in Purple

The Kramer Focus VT-211S is part of the Kramer Original Collection and is an ideal way to start your Kramer story! Featuring two powerful Kramer Alnico 5 SC-1 singlecoil pickups, a Kramer Alnico 5 humbucker, a 5-way pickup selector switch, and a Kramer Traditional tremolo.
$299.00
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SX Essex & Laney Electric Guitar Pack in Black (VES62B Electric Guitar & Laney Amp)

SX / LANEY PACKAGE - 4/4 size. SX vintage style VES62B black guitar and Laney LX15 15 watt amplifier with 2 x 5" speakers Guitar & Amp.
$399.00
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Epiphone Les Paul Studio LT Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry Sunburst

Epiphone presents the new Les Paul Studio LT™, an incredible introduction to the world’s greatest electric guitar that is affordable for everyone. The Les Paul Studio LT™ has all the classic “Les Paul” features including a carved Mahogany top, powerful Zebra-Coil Ceramic humbuckers, and a Mahogany neck with an easy-to-play tapered neck joint.
$499.00
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